Remembrance Day

The first Remembrance day was held a year after the first world war, it was to commemorate the agreement that was signed which ended WW1 after years of fighting by 32 different countries. The agreement called Armistice was signed on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11am
So from that first year, we have gathered together on Remembrance day to remember all those people whose lives have been affected by conflict. Sadly there have been many more conflicts since that have claimed the lives of people or changed their lives forever. It is important that we acknowledge and remember the sacrifices they made fighting to keep us safe, to protect your rights to democracy, having a voice, free speech, equality and freedom.
It is time to reflect on all those people who made sacrifices for us, the army, navy, air force, emergency services, the miners who kept the coal supplies going to fuel the factories, the workers in the factories who made the planes, boats, vehicles to carry the soldiers, sailors and airmen, the farmers who kept the country fed.
It is also a time to look to the future with hope and consider how we can keep the peace in this world, how you can make a difference, how you can look after others by caring for each other, by learning to understand and respect other people’s way of life, by embracing differences and just being kind.
Wear your Poppy with pride it is a symbol of how people put others before themselves, a symbol of all those who died for our freedoms, a symbol of new growth and hope for the future-you are the future, be brave.

A huge thank you to our Year 6 children who shared some beautiful poems and prayers.

Post Author: Rockingham